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December 14, 2007
Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, says it has signed a land reservation agreement with the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park Development Co., paving the way for construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Signs-Land-Agreement-for-Nylon-66-Plant-at-Shanghai-_9416.html
December 13, 2007
Dow Chemical says it plans to form a 50-50 petrochemical joint venture with Kuwait Petroleum’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC; Kuwait City) subsidiary. PIC will pay about $9.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Dow-and-Kuwait-Petroleum-to-Form-Petrochemicals-JV_9369.html
December 12, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will no longer supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrlyonitrile to non-automotive industries in the Americas, effective February 1, 2008. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Dow-Curtails-Non-auto-ABS-Activity_9277.html
December 6, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will no longer supply acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and styrene acrylonitrile to non-automotive industries in the Americas, effective February 1, 2008. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Dow-Ends-ABSSAN-Supply-to-Non-Auto-Industries_9250.html
December 3, 2007
Prices U.S.: $1.85-$2.05/lb del, injection molding; $1.75-$2.00/lb del, extrusion EUROPE: €2,900-€3,150/m.t. del, general purpose ASIA: $2,750-$2,780/m.t. cif Hong Kong...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/polycarbonate_9128.html
November 30, 2007
A panel of experts convened by the U.S. government's National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) toxicology program released its final report on suspected human health effects...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/Health-Officials-Say-BPA-Poses-Minimal-Risk-to-Human-Reproductive-Systems_9192.html
November 30, 2007
Solutia says a federal court has approved its reorganization plan, paving the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy by early next year. Solutia filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Court-Approves-Solutias-Bankruptcy-Plan_9193.html
October 12, 2007
Engineering plastics makers are targeting higher-performance and higher-margin applications, directing commercial development closer to customers that are growing faster than the overall market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Engineering-Plastics-Makers-Seek-Higher-Ground_8302.html
October 3, 2007
Fortron Industries (Wilmington, NC), a joint venture between Ticona and Kureha Chemical Industry (Tokyo), says its previously announced expansion to double linear polyphenylene sulfide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/high_temperature_polymers/Fortron-Completes-Wilmington-PPS-Expansion_8151.html
September 7, 2007
China National Bluestar Corp. (Beijing) says it will build a polyacetal (POM) manufacturing facility at Shanghai and a styrene plant at Daqing, China. The POM unit will be located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Bluestar-Plans-Shanghai-POM-Unit_7430.html
September 7, 2007
The European Commission has approved Ineos’s proposed acquisition of Lanxess’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) business (CW, July 4/11, p. 17). Meanwhile, The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Brussels-Okays-Ineos-Purchase-of-Lanxesss-ABS-Extends-Hydro-Probe_7473.html
August 20, 2007
Ticona has confirmed CW’s report that the company has selected the Höchst Industrial Park at Höchst, Germany for the relocation of an engineering plastics manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polyacetal/Ticona-Picks-Hochst-Park-at-Frankfurt-to-Relocate-Unit_7026.html
August 8, 2007
Eastman Chemical says it will open its second U.S. specialty copolyester plant at Columbia, SC in the first half of 2008. The company currently makes specialty copolyester at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/thermoplastic_polyester/Eastman-Boosts-Copolyester-Capacity_6341.html
August 8, 2007
Invista says it has selected Shanghai, China as the site of its previously announced world-scale nylon 6,6 complex. The company will build plants producing adiponitrile, hexamethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Invista-Picks-China-for-Nylon-Plant_6343.html
August 7, 2007
Ineos has agreed to buy Lanxess’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) business. Ineos says it will establish a joint venture with Lanxess to take over Lanxess’s ABS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Ineos-to-Buy-Lanxess-ABS-Business_6744.html
August 7, 2007
Shortly after its 2004 carve out from Bayer, Lanxess suffered three different chemical releases at its Addyston, OH acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plant. The incidents were an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/acrylonitrile_butadiene_styrene_san/Lanxess-Goes-Beyond-Compliance-at-Ohio-Plant_6758.html
August 7, 2007
The Environmental Working Group (EWG; Washington) has raised concerns about changes to the National Institute for Environmental Health Services’ (NIEHS; Research Triangle Park...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/polycarbonate/New-Concerns-Raised-Over-Government-BPA-Review_6775.html
August 6, 2007
Nylon-6,6 feedstocks have been in short supply, driven by force majeure at European and U.S. plants, including Rhodia and Invista, says Maack Business Services (Zurich). Nylon-6,6...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/engineering_plastics/nylon/Nylon-Demand-Remains-Strong-in-China_5711.html
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